Aug. 19, 2014
Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284
Ohio State Lima to graduate first class of CLIFFS students
The Ohio State University at Lima will host a graduation ceremony for its first class of CLIFFS (College Level Intervention for Freshman Success) Summer Bridge Program on Fri., Aug. 22, 2014, in the Reed Hall cafeteria. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the formal program will begin around noon.
The goal of the CLIFFS Bridge program is to create a seamless transition from high school to college for under-represented students. The program is designed for incoming Ohio State Lima freshmen and begins three weeks prior to the start of Autumn Semester. The students participate in academic courses as well as enrichment courses that provide a foundation upon which to deal with the demands and expectations of the University. Personal development, student skills and high school-to-college transition workshops complete the program.
Admission into the CLIFFS Bridge program is selective and includes less than 20 students each year who must meet one or more of the required criteria, which includes evidence of a need for additional academic and support services and the designation of being first-generation student. Students who are ultimately selected to participate in the CLIFFS Bridge program represent a variety of academic preparedness/placement, cultural, ethnic and demographic backgrounds.
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Editors’ Note: Video- and photographic opportunities include an academic CLIFFS course from 10:00-10:55 a.m. followed by a support services lecture from 11:00-11:15 a.m. in Galvin 124.